Pan Head vs Ball Head for Architecture Photos
I have a quick question regarding heads. As I have written in another post I am looking at some of the travel tripods for architecture photos. I really like the Benro Travel Angel tripods for size. My only concern would be using a ball head for architecture photo.
Question: Is a 3 way pan head better then a ball head for architectural photos?
#1. "RE: Pan Head vs Ball Head for Architecture Photos" | In response to Reply # 0nrothschild Registered since 25th Jul 2004Mon 09-Apr-12 09:23 PM
A lot of people that shoot architecture prefer 3 way heads, either pan heads or geared heads, so that they can level or adjust each axis totally independently. The downside is additional weight and bulk.
Pan heads are also slower to use but I don't personally count that as a downside in this case because you probably want to be very deliberate in your composition.
You need to think about your shooting style. If absolute precision in each axis is not important then you may prefer a ball head.
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#2. "RE: Pan Head vs Ball Head for Architecture Photos" | In response to Reply # 1JKFuller Registered since 21st Mar 2012Mon 09-Apr-12 09:38 PM
Thanks! I sincerely appreciate the advice. You hit the nail on the head… I am looking for an architectural head that I can use on travel tripod… hard to find. The Benro B0 and B1 ball heads seem OK though since they are double action. I still think the adjustments on the 3 way will be more precise.